Dr. Michael Tolentino, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 54

Dr. Michael Tolentino, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Clearwater, FL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Mass medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventhealth North Pinellas and South Lake Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tolentino to book an appointment.

Dr. Tolentino

The Macula Center

3280 N Mcmullen Booth Rd Ste 120 Clearwater, FL 33761
Accepting new patients

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Best eye Doctor ever! Not only an expert in this field, but very caring as well. Gave my husband the best chance for vision. Repaired other eye doctors mistakes too.
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he is such a professional and nice man to boot. he calms you down and just makes your visit so satisfying. cant wait to see him again. he is a keeper. he is currently treating my wife for retina problems and we are glad to have him as our doctor.
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Sep 05, 2019
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SOOOOO glad he's my eye doctor. Great person and a wonderful doctor. Really puts you at ease.
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Dr. Tolentino is kind, caring and an excellent surgeon! The staff at his office is also superb.
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Erica D in Clearwater, FL – Feb 28, 2019
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Dr Tolentino is responsible for many of the current treatments for macular degeneration and other problems that affect the eye. I have been seeing him for a number of years. Because of his diligence the effects of macular degeneration are being reversed. If you want someone that you can easily talk to and work with this is the individual to place your trust in. I would suggest if you have any problems with your sight or a history of it in your family to be proactive, make an appointment.
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Roseguy in Hernando, FL – Nov 10, 2018
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comforted me and my mother and solved all of our questions
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Clearwater, FL – Apr 27, 2018
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This right really knows his stuff!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Clearwater, FL – Apr 27, 2018
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Charismatic
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Clearwater, FL – Apr 27, 2018
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Excellent management options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Excellent management options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Clearwater, FL – Apr 27, 2018
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Very compassionate and knowledgeable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Clearwater, FL – Apr 27, 2018
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I would put my vision in is hands again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I work hard to create a custom treatment experience for every one of my patients. I have been Principal Investigator in more than 120 clinical trials because...Read more

Biography

Doctor Michael Tolentino is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist fellowship trained in the treatment of all medical and surgical retinal disease and laser...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Research
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Scheie Eye Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
1996
Mass Eye & Ear Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Mount Auburn Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
U Mass
Medical School
,

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What are Dr. Michael Tolentino, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tolentino frequently treats Retinal Hemorrhage, Endophthalmitis, and Visual Field Defects. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tolentino treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Tolentino, MD's office located?

Dr. Tolentino's office is located at 3280 N Mcmullen Booth Rd Ste 120, Clearwater, FL 33761. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Tolentino's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tolentino treats Retinal Hemorrhage more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tolentino treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Endophthalmitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tolentino treats Endophthalmitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Tolentino treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Visual Field Defects
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tolentino treats Visual Field Defects more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Tolentino treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma

Dr. Tolentino's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Coreoplasty
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eylea® Injection
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(727) 789-8770

Dr. Tolentino accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

The Macula Center

The Macula Center3280 N Mcmullen Booth Rd Ste 120 Clearwater, FL 33761
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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